The receding waters of Folsom Lake are telling secrets and playing on the heartstrings of families who've lived with hurt for a very long time.
"It hurts. It brings up an awful lot of emotions," Deb Boyd said in a phone conversation with FOX40. "This one in particular, more so, than any other time, and I've been through this now a few times."
Boyd is talking about skeletal remains that were discovered Thursday on the Folsom Lake bed. The remains look to be a decade old or more, according to investigators.
It was 2005 when Boyd's daughter, Christie Wilson went missing. A man named Mario Garcia was found guilty of murder in her disappearance, but Wilson's body was never recovered.
"As far as closure for me, it feels like I move forward five steps, and then something like this, the discovery of the remains surfaces," Boyd said.
She's not alone. For families with a missing loved one, discoveries like this one inevitably conjured up memories of painful time, and hope for some kind of resolution.
The remains have been sent to a crime lab in Chico for identification. The process could take months.